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Valley of the Shadow

(1998)
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Within every shadow. . .
A former crime reporter heads to her small hometown in search of solace,. But acclaims suspense writer Charlotte Hughes deftly turns the comforts of home into a dark tale of treachery and murder.

Lies an Unsettling Secret
Safely back in her rural mountain town, Meg Gentry is hired as a reporter for the local paper. But her tranquillity is soon shattered by some disturbing events. First Megs predecessor dies mysteriously. Then the twenty-year-old skeleton of an unidentified woman is unearthed, clearly a victim of murder. And a series of bizarre religious ceremonies lead Meg into the circle of a charismatic preacher and his highly impressionable flock. Digging up details on each story, Meg soon uncovers a variety of deeply guarded secrets in the small Southern society--secrets in the small Southern society--secrets that, if revealed, could drag her downward and bury her forever.



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"Charlotte Hughes is the real thing." - Pat Conroy


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Paperback Editions

January 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Valley of the Shadow
Author(s): Charlotte Hughes
ISBN: 0-380-78454-8 / 978-0-380-78454-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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